Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Halloween Gift Set and SWEET STUFF and WINNER!!



Happy Day everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! My several days away was a bit of fun and just a getaway!! But while I was away my house was broken into...actually a funny story!!! I had forgotten to tell my little 90 year old neighbor and my mailman that I was going to be away for several days. Mrs. Marge is very protective because I usually check on her all the time....and you can guess about my mailman...I get more packages than anyone on his route and I am always awaiting him to see what's new!!!! So on Tuesday, they both decided that something must be wrong so the mailman called his wife to come over to my house and she and Mrs. Marge called 911...and the city police, the sheriff, and the town police all converged on my house and broke in through a window and found me NOT HOME!!!! It's kinda nice to know that someone missed me while I was away!!! Too funny, huh?!?!

Anyway I wanted to show you a little gift set of card and gable box that I made for the Issue 4 of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine. I used Meljen's darling Little Bunny Witch stamped on X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding Stickles, Prisma Glitter, and Spica, and cut it out with double Nesties. Isn't she the cutest thing!!!



For the front of the card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is Happy Haunting by Best Creation, and all panels are machine stitched. For the horizontal I used a Spellbinders Halloween Fence and some chartreuse grosgrain ribbon tied into a bow and topped a Recollection jeweled button. The spider web is a Memory Box die and I have topped it with a jeweled spider and added the same jewels to the other corners. The sentiments on the card and gable box are from the digital Halloween Ticket Sentiments set. The gable box was decorated with the same materials I used on the card and I filled the 3 plastic jars with typical halloween candies. Pssssst...you can't see the M&Ms in the middle!!! Smiles!!



The inside is VERY simple because I wanted the charming papers to show. On the first panel I added another bow and topped it with a pumpkin pierced earring and on the second panel I used a halloween pin for the jotting spot.

SWEET STUFF for my Followers!!!



I would like to offer this sweet Little Bunny Witch to one of you and of course I will add some other goodies along with it...Please just leave your comment before Friday, October 28 at midnight EST and I will let Mr Random.org select the winner. Please check back on Saturday to see if you are the lucky winner!!! Good luck!!!




WINNER of PINK SWEET STUFF!!!

Thank you all so very much for dropping by, for your sweet and kind comments, and especially for helping me spread the word of the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness and follow-through. I can't tell you enough how happy it makes me to know that we are touching the lives of so many and making them aware of the need for self-examination and mammograms. I have asked Mr Random.org to make the final decision and the winner is.......

103. Tine

Congratulations, Christine!! Thank you so much for placing the PINK SWEET STUFF on your blog, sweetie!!! Looks like this surprise might be headed for the UK...please contact me before Saturday, October 29 at midnight EST so that I can get your package out to you!

My sincere thanks to each of you who drop by to see me and to leave such wonderful comments while you are here!! I just love finding out that you have been by!!! Have a delightful evening!! Sending a big hug your way!!!

83 comments:

Brigitte said...

OMG, you are blessed to have such a good neighbor and mailman!!!! Even if it means a new window, lol!!! Awesome Halloween card and box, your colouring is fantastic!!!
Hugs
Brigitte

Ali said...

Lol - sorry shouldnt laugh, at your story hope the police will pay for their damage ;-) xxx Thanks for the chance to win the stamp its such a cutie and your makes are gorgeous xx

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, what a story. I can't believe how your neighbor and mailman where worried about you! You are very blessed to have such people in your life who care, I know mine sure wouldn't, lol. adorable gift set!

Maryann said...

Ooooooooh how sweet is that, and how nice to know, that somebody actually care about you. That´s not often to hear about that, so feel blessed hun with such people around you.
Your card is as always sooooo gorgeous both outside and inside. Stunning work hun.
Congrats to Christine with the sweet stuff, I know you´ll have a lot of fun with that.

LaJanette said...

Wow what a great set! I love the candy box and all of the matching decorations! You always inspire me to decorate the inside of my cards!

So nice to have such carrying neighbor and mailman:0)

Thanks for the chance at the super cute stamp:0) And congrats to the candy winner!

Hugs;
Janette

Kim H said...

wow youre very fortunate to have such caring neighbors and postman. Love the projects, great colors and humor. Wonderful detailing with stitching and ribbon. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
what a amazing story hunni, but it super sweet of the mailman and your sweet neighbor to call the police to check you out, please let them know the next time hunni or it may happen again
this is a lovely card hunni, the image is not so my style, sorry sweetie
congrats to tine for winning the lovely pink sweet stuff, thanks hun for the chance
hugs angelique
xxx

LaJanette said...

Whoops; you neighbor shouldn't be carrying you anywhere especially if she is 90yrs old! Just read my comment and realized my typo.

Hugs;
Janette

Christina C. said...

OMG....this is incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope the robbers didn't get away with any of your stamps!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, but I had to get that in! It's really nice to have such concerned neighbors and such an awesome mailman.
I'm sure you are very good to them too!!!!
When you show kindness, it always comes back to you!
Love your adorable Halloween card!

Tracey T said...

When I first read that your house had been broken into I thought "Oh no!" but it's such a great story and wonderful that your neighbours were so worried about you. Hope you had a great few days away. Lovin' the Halloween card. Hugs, Tracey x

yvon said...

Wow, what a story, but so good to know that people are watching each other..
Your card is gorgeous.
Hugs, Yvon

Lorraine said...

oh wow this is such a cute set huni love the sweetie box and thankyou so much for the chance of winning your sweetstuff xx

Becky Dunham said...

I love this treat box and card! I would love to get a treat like that :) How sweet that your neighbor and mailman were so concerned about you. Even if they did break in to find you were gone :) Still worth it knowing they care so much! Congrats to Christine!

Denise said...

That is so cool that you have so many people looking out for you. Teach you not to tell everyone when you go out of town! Love your darling Halloween card and box :)

Babette said...

Beautiful card, love the paper and the image. And those little pumpkins are really sweet.
Hugs,
Babette

alethea said...

That must be so nice that you have neighbours that would be so concerned about you to do that!! Not many people even know their neighbours these days cos they are too busy with their lives!!!!!! Absolutely love your card!! I always do!! That little bunny is so cute and all your embellishments are just perfect!!! Thanks for a chance to win!! Hugsxx

jan farnworth said...

what a funny story your card is very cute and thanks for the chance to win.

Tine said...

Hi Jacque. Totally thrilled to find that I am the lucky winner of this amazing candy. So looking forward to my own mail man coming now! LOL.

Amazing story - but nice to know that your neighbours are so caring & concerned.

Take care & thanks again,
Tine :)

Vanja said...

Fabulous card and treat box! Thanks for a chance to win, too. :)

hugs
Vanja

Gram's Treasures said...

Love the colours you've used, Jacque! That bright green gives such a contrast to the black. Great card design with all those bits and pieces and the image is a sweetie! You must have been so relieved to find the break-in was a false alarm....and it gave you such a good story to tell!
Joyce xx

Loz ♥ said...

At least you know you're loved and missed Jacque! I love that story :)
Your card colours are gorgeous and I love the little embellishments ♥

. said...

Such a funny story! So nice to have such great neighbors. You are very lucky. Congrats to Tine. Love your card and gable box. Great coloring.
Candy
candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

Dora said...

ha ha me too had to laugh about your story, so funny but hey it's good to know you got such good friends :) ... and your card and gift set are really gorgeous... so colourful and sweet xxx

Perfect Crafts said...

I love this box and card. Wow, What a story.
Thanks for the chance to win this cute stamp.
Hugs,
Justyna x

Maureen said...

Congratulations to Tine on winning the Pink Sweet stuff and thanks for the chance to enter the draw for the halloween stamp.
Maureen.......x

Sue said...

Oh Jacque, I love your 'breaking in' story - really made me smile! but glad all was ok and of course you were missed!!!!
I love your Gift Set. The Little Bunny Witch is SO cute! Beautiful papers and bellies and love the box! - really scrumptious!!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Jacque, your break in story is amazing, there is not enough people in this world that care anymore, but I see that around your house this is not true, and that's a good thing.
I love your card it's so cute.
Congratulations to the winners!!! Well done.
Hugs Cheryl

Georgei said...

I know that I should not laugh
ButI did went I read all of what had happen
It nice to see that someone care about you
and what a pretty card that you made
thank for giveing a chance to win your candy
and congratulation to the winner
have a very nice day

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Jacque
A fabulous storey and a fabulous card love the image and paper's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Helen said...

Hi Jacque, what a great story and good to know that people care about you and are watching over you. Love your card and box; the magazine is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win this cute little rabbit. Hope you have a nice weekend ahead of you. Hugs from Holland.

Sharon in Arizona said...

Hello Jacque - love your story, too, too funny!!! Makes your heart feel so good to know that people care about you and watch after you. :o) This bunny is so adorable and what a darling card and gift package!!! Looooove the bright colors! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sharon :o)

Donna said...

Cute card, Jacque! The image is so adorable! I had something very similar happen to me. My DH and I went to Europe for two weeks years ago and we left a key with an elder neighbor to look in on the house while we were gone. We forgot to tell her that we had a timer on one of the lights. The very first night we were away the light came on and she freaked and called the police. She met them in front of the house (since she had a key). She was ready to charge into the house and the policeman asked her to please hand over the key and they would check it out. To her surprise the officer told her the light was on a timer. Too funny. But I so appreciated that she watched the house that well. Thanks for the good laugh and the memories. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a fun gift set. I just love your card. TFS.
Congrats Tine!!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh my goodness! :O) That's too funny!!! Not that they broke in your house, but can you imagine how they felt..bahahaha I love your Halloween card, it is so cute, and the colors are wonderful! Thanks for the chance as always! Still smiling! Hugs! Leah Ann

julieprice3 said...

Love your Halloween gift set Jacque, Those papers are perfect and your sweet little bunny is coloured beautifully, Just lovely
Hugs Julie P

Teri said...

Oh my gosh, I can just see the scene... all the police, the neighbors all hovering.. LOL!! But, like everyone else, how very sweet that they cared enough to be so concerned!! I would feel very safe there!!
The card and box are just adorable!!! And how cute is that bunny??!! Thanks for the chance to win it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! It brought a smile to my face!
Hugs!!!
Teri

Mary D said...

These are amazing! Such a cute image! Thanks for the chance to win!!

paperpapier said...

what a caring society ...great to hear about them too. Such a cute card and box, the green ribbon and black button made this card look so halloween....
Heaney xx

Lolô Artesanato said...

Beautiful card Jacque
Congrats to Tine
xx
Leila

Rufus said...

Wow, Jacque...that's some story! Till I got a little further along, my heart was up in my throat! Guess you'll have to remember to let your neighbors and mailman know your plans! At least they care about you and are looking out for you. That's a very good thing!
Hugs,
R/

ДжуJIbетта said...

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Hlora said...

Nice story! It made me laugh )))
Very bright job! Love this image! the card is fantastic!!!

Shime said...

Jacque, your project as always perfect! The story is funny!

Kati said...

Oh dear, what a story with your lovely neighbour and your mailman. Your card is awesome.

Hugs and take care
Kati

*mieke* said...

Wow, what a story, but so good to know that people are watching each other! And now you can laugh about it:-)
Your card is gorgeous, as always!!!
Hugs Mieke

cabio's craft corner said...

This set is too cute Jacque. Don't see you do this type of project that often and it looks so happy and sweet :-)
Hugs,
Cabio

Tonje said...

What a story! Love your card, just beautiful :-) Have a nice day! Hugs

Аня said...

Great job!!!! And thanx for the chance!

The Art Town said...

combination of the card colours are nice~

LindaSS said...

I just love your box.. and all those fab colours... Love it.. :) And that stamp is just to sweet.. :D

Hanneke said...

That is indeed a funny story! Nice to know you have such loving people in your life. The gift set is adorable, love all the colors and embellishments! The stamp you've used is cute, thanks for a chance to win it! Hugs, Hanneke

Eemeli said...

You have done again such a great job with choosing the dp's and coloring and putting 'em all together. Fabulous! ^^ And once again such a yummy candy ..thanks for the chance to win it.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Ellen said...

Your story really made me laugh. I wish I could have seen your face and of all the people who missed you! Good to know they care.
Your card is a pretty one. I do not celebrate Halloween, but the cards with this theme are so nice to look at.
Thanks for giving us another sweet stuff. You're an amazing woman!
Have fun this weekend and don't forget to tell the neigbours if you are going on a trip :)

groetjes, Ellen

elena said...

Fabulous card and treat box!!! Thanks for a chance to win. Hugs, Elena

Zuzik said...

These are amazing!
Such a beautiful card!
Thanks for the chance to win!!!
Zuzik

Harma said...

Wow, what a story, but so good to know that people are watching each other, and kindness is always rewarded you so lucky to have such good neighbors and mailman
Your card is gorgeous as always.
Hugs Harma

April said...

Ah what a lovely story, it's nice you have people watching out for you. Love the halloween card and box! they're great. x

Carol Meadows said...

Cute card and awesome mailcarrier, guess because I am a mailcarrier too here in Texas. Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

Sanna Saksija said...

What a story :D Maybe you should leave your phone number to your lovely caring neighbour, so she could check, if you're supposed to be at home or not:)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous box and card set Jacque, love the bright papers, they are fab. Lol at your breaking in story, lovely that you have people who care about you that much. Thank you for the chance to win the cute stamp and many congrats to Christine xxx

Tini A. said...

Ooohhh this bunny is really soo sweet and your works are very beautiful!!!

Katherine said...

I sooo like the Halloween Gift set!

Uta said...

Wow, your Halloween gift set is so amazing and this little witch rabbit is so cut and matches fantastic.

Hugs, Uta

Tanya said...

Funny story came out! The cards are beautiful, and again thanks for the chance!

Miranda said...

lovely story!!! how sweet that they care about you so much!!! wish more people were like that!!!

*Vicki* said...

Really adorable Halloween set Jacque!! :) Love that box of goodies!! So yummy!! HUGS

justysias7000 said...

What a story! Love your card, just beautiful :) Have a nice day!
justysias7000

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, The halloween set that you have made is so darling!! The DP's papers that you used are too cute along with all the embellies!!
Big Hugs,
Suzan

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, what a story! yes, you are loved! have a fun lunch with your 'boyfriend', too! giggles!
oh my, I forgot to say, what an adorable gift set! :)

Shirley said...

What a sensational giftset Jacque! A "mjammie" candybox and a very cute card!
Hugs, Shirley

Moni said...

Stunning card, and fab image. Great papers. Have a fab weekend. Hugs,moni

skimmia said...

Card is cute and thanks for the chance to win this sweet stuff :-)
Hugs, skimmia

Shazza said...

what a funny story jacque, nice to have people keeping an eye out for you. Love your projects, beautiful x

Heidi Brawley said...

WOWZERS!!! your Halloween creation is AMAZING!!!
I love Halloween!! what a story too!!! Great neighbors you have there!!!
Hugs, Heidi

Sandra1968 said...

What a funny story and you're blessed to have such wonderful people who care about you :-)
And your Halloween creations are beautiful!
Hugs, Sandra

Molecraft said...

Wow, I wish I had neighbours like that, though a broken window can't be good! Love your Halloween gift set, it looks fabulous!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

Oh Jacque~ What a story! I am so glad that you have some nice people looking out for you...but maybe you can leave a sign in a window when you go away...put an envelope or something as a code!

Congratulations to Tine...you are going to be "In the Pink" for sure! Enjoy all of those goodies. My sister told me the socks are wonderful!

And, Jacque, I may not celebrate Halloween, but the Little Bunny Witch" is adorable...I would use him for Thanksgiving...piling up the apples and gourds! He is so cute...and your card is great! I use pierced earrings on my cards, too. I didn't know anyone else did it! LOL Thank you so much for including my name in yet another Jacque Sweet Stamp Stuff Give-Away! Do you like the special title I gave this?

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Trish said...

Hi there Jacque, nothing is ever dull with you- either in your life or with your cards! I always look forward to reading your blog.
Love your colourful card and scrummy gift set. TFS Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Hugs,
Trish x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your adorable card and treat box Jacque! And Love your story too! So sorry that you will have had to mend something after the break in but so pleased that it was the police who did the breaking! What a lovely mailman and neighbour you have! Hugs, Lesley

Danielle said...

Hello Jacque, I read your story with a smile, Thank God there are people like your neighbour and mailman who cares. it is not always the case. Your little card and treat box are sooo lovely! I love this paper, it is happy, not too spooky!!!
Have a nice weekend . Hugs.

Lilang said...

Wow what a great set! Nice :)

Lacey Stephens said...

What a funny story about getting "broken into"!! How sweet that they were worried about you.
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com

Mary Lou said...

Hi Hun~~wow it is good to know that there are GREAT People looking after us:) Hope the break in wasn't toooo disastrous. Your halloween set is adorable and I SAW it in the Whimsy Issue~~Cool beans!!!!!!!!
Take care
Mary Lou